Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army soldiers celebrate around a statue of Kawa, a mythology figure in Kurdish culture as they prepare to destroy it in city center of Afrin, northwestern Syria, March 18, 2018. (Hasan Kırmızitaş/DHA-Depo Photos via AP)
War Report

Afrin: Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch Is Testing the US-Kurdish Alliance

Turkey’s battle in Afrin proved NATO alliances supersede all others. Sending a message to the Kurds that dreams of an independent Kurdistan are no concern for the United States.